Clemson had two prized running back prospects on campus last weekend for official visits in Keith Marshall of Raleigh and Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC. The two are close friends and it’s not beyond the realm of possibility they could end up at the same school. “We talked about it a couple of times, but at the end of the day, we’ve got to make our own decision,” Gurley said. Clemson helped itself with both players as a result of their visits, though Gurley said Georgia and North Carolina are still out front with him ahead of Clemson and NC State. “The other two are not far behind,” he said. “It was good just to get down there and see the game and meet with the coaches and hang out with the players. I liked how the players hang with each other. It was a good, overall experience. I just love the offense. They have so many weapons. It certainly boosted my interest up in Clemson after the visit.” Gurley has also taken an official visit to Georgia and said he might go back to Athens this Saturday. He’s also considering a visit to NC State for the following weekend. He recently mentioned USC as a possible visit but said Tuesday nothing is going on between him and the Gamecocks at this point. Gurley said the two official visits he’s taken might be the only two. He plans to announce January 3rd at his all-star game.
WR Kwinton Smith of Dillon took an unofficial visit to USC this weekend for the Florida game and came away feeling good about the Gamecocks. “I’m still committed to them,” Smith said. “It was a good visit. I talked to all of the coaches and they told me what they’ve been telling me…what my role will be.” Smith took an official visit to Florida recently and said, “They opened my eyes,” but confirmed Tuesday his commitment to USC is strong. Smith still has an official visit to USC to take and will either take it for the Clemson game or in January.
WR Alton “Pig” Howard of Orlando has not heard from USC recently and may be cooling on the Gamecocks. “They told me they were full at wide receiver but were still looking at me as an athlete,” Howard said. “I don’t know about that. I want to play on the offense and they were looking at me more on defense and special teams.” He did not rule out USC but did say it is unlikely he will take a trip to Columbia. Howard has taken official visits to Tennessee and Cincinnati and heads to West Virginia on December 9th. He says that Alabama, Tennessee and West Virginia are his top schools in no order.
Junior DL Greg Gilmore of Hope Mills, NC made an unofficial visit to Alabama for the LSU game and that’s been the only game he’s gotten to this season. He thought about going to Clemson last weekend but didn’t make it. Clemson and USC are both on his list. He’s yet to visit either but he will at some point. “They are among my top schools,” Gilmore said. “I’ve heard a lot about them. Alabama, Clemson and South Carolina have my interest but I’m still open.” Gilmore has been offered by Clemson, USC, North Carolina, NC State, East Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Tech. He’s also getting interest from Alabama, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Purdue and Florida.
PG 5-7 Khadijah Sessions of Myrtle Beach will sign a letter of intent with USC Wednesday according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She chose the Gamecocks over Auburn and Florida State. Sessions has played on the varsity since the seventh grade. Last season she averaged 17 points and 6 assists per game in leading the Seahawks to the 3A state championship. Sessions is ranked among the top 50 prospects in the country.
Junior LHP Josh Reagan of Lexington committed to The College of Charleston according to DiamondProspects.com.